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The snowball : Warren Buffett and the business of life

Author: Alice Schroeder
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.
Series: New York Times best sellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies
Biografie
Biography
Named Person: Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Schroeder
ISBN: 9780553805093 0553805096 9780553384611 0553384619
OCLC Number: 225852426
Description: xi, 960 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Bubble --
1: Less flattering version --
2: Sun Valley --
3: Creatures of habit --
4: Warren, what's wrong? --
Part 2: Inner Scorecard --
5: Urge to preach --
6: Bathtub steeplechase --
7: Armistice Day --
8: Thousand ways --
9: Inky fingers --
10: True crime stories --
11: Pudgy she was not --
12: Silent sales --
13: Rules of the racetrack --
14: Elephant --
15: Interview --
16: Strike one --
17: Mount Everest --
18: Miss Nebraska --
19: Stage fright --
Part 3: Racetrack --
20: Graham-Newman --
21: Side to play --
22: Hidden splendor --
23 Omaha club --
24: Locomotive --
25: Windmill war --
26: Haystacks of gold --
27: Folly --
28: Dry tinder --
29: What a worsted is --
30: Jet Jack --
31: Scaffold sways the future --
32: Easy, safe, profitable, and pleasant --
33: Unwinding --
Part 4: Susie Sings --
34: Candy Harry --
35: Sun --
36: Two drowned rats --
37: Newshound --
38: Spaghetti western --
39: Giant --
40: How not to run a public library --
41: Then what? --
42: Blue ribbon --
Part 5: King Of Wall Street --
43: Pharaoh --
44: Rose --
45: Call the tow truck --
46: Rubicon --
47: White nights --
48: Thumb-sucking, and its hollow-cheeked result --
49: Angry Gods --
50: Lottery --
51: To hell with the bear --
52: Chickenfeed --
Part 6: Claim Checks --
53: Genie --
54: Semicolon --
55: Last Kay party --
56: By the rich, for the rich --
57: Oracle --
58: Buffetted --
59: Winter --
60: Frozen coke --
61: Seventh fire --
62: Claim checks --
Afterword --
Notes --
Personal note about research --
Photo credits and permissions --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: New York Times best sellers.
Responsibility: Alice Schroeder.
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A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors.

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